Biofuels have been blamed for high commodity prices, food shortages, rain forest destruction, bad agricultural policies worldwide, and environmental disaster. Understanding the issues surrounding biofuels is critical to making rational decisions about our future energy policy and determining if they are truly a valid fossil fuels alternative.
As cities and regions evolve their strategies for meeting and managing our changing energy demands, those changes will significantly impact design of buildings and communities. What will architects and engineers, owners and contractors need to know today to move us toward a better energy future?
The all-day continuing education forum will delve into key frameworks for change and innovation and their impacts on the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Energy leaders will discuss the future of this exciting confluence of technology and design.
A five-day intensive course on sustainability principles, basic energy flows and energy-using systems in buildings, and the green building design & construction process. The content includes a full-day field trip and a full day of preparation for the LEED Green Associate exam.
June 20—24, 2011
9 a.m.—5 p.m. each day
Olympic College, Bremerton Campus
For More Information
Call Jessica McCann at Kitsap Community Resources at 360-473-2148.
Sustainable Fuel Research at Washington State University
Some of the most innovative research in the world is happening at Washington State University. WSU is leading the way in sustainable fuel research that will profoundly impact the way we live. Their research, ranging from diverse biomass feedstock for biofuels to diverse transportation and other end uses, will drive innovation in the areas of agriculture, clean tech, and engineering.
NW Biodiesel Network Presents Second Annual Wine, Chocolate and Biodiesel on Friday, May 6, 2011
Come join us for a memorable evening of wine, chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, and stimulating conversation with our Special Guest Speaker, Port of Seattle Senior Environmental Strategy Manager Mike Lufkin, and GREAT SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU!
Also, great door prizes and raffles, including a bottle of 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet, rated 100 points by The Wine Advocate, and valued at $350, a Bob Marley in concert photo taken on November 23, 1979, in Westwood, California, and more.